Team Medley was born out of Grand Valley State University’s winter 2014 course, LIB 322: “Wicked Problems of Sustainability”. The Michigan Medley Media Project was developed through course content, team skills, and values as well as stakeholder input. With a focus on food justice, the Team was challenged to engage with community stakeholders in order to begin the process of implementing social justice with an emphasis on food issues. Americans’ disconnect with their food system has given rise to concern in areas such as overall health, and productivity, economics, environmental sustainability, as well as animal and labor rights. In order to encourage others to act upon these issues, Team Medley had a dedicated goal to provide promotional media services to organizations emphasizing food justice in the West Michigan area that work directly with vulnerable populations. Research was conducted through interviews, physical experiences, and peer reviewed studies. Making use of this information, the Team created a promotional film series for its partners, and documented the tremendous amount of work required to impact their chosen area within their communities.
Lorenz, Josh; Ramsey, Kyle; Sluka, Anna Kathryn; and Wiewiora, Tyler, "Michigan Medley Project Analysis" (2014). LIB 322: Wicked Problems of Sustainability. 5.